Okoro Station - Capital of Antari Province
As the only starport in the whole province, Okoro Station had developed a certain amount of wealth and size. They were able to take advantage of the eco-tourism and other nature entrepreneurs and turn it into a thriving industry. With large forests filling the province, mountains providing natural borders from it's neighboring provinces, and abundant access to the Sea of Antaris, Okoro Station and Antari Province were doing really well for themselves for much of it's history, and had managed to keep other major settlements from developing and challenging their authority. Residents of Okoro Station have a reputation of being more interested in profit than in the new environmental edicts, but a strong tradition of respect for legal documents and contracts, not to mention the Army and Patrol Garrisons stationed there, have kept them from obviously ignoring them.
When the latest edicts that further limited travel and environmental impacts were instituted, Okoro Station was hit hard. Their entire economy was dedicated to, and required, a sizeable influx of outsiders, and the new limitations cut deeply into the city's ability to generate wealth. As a result, there has been a net loss of population over the last several years, and development has ground to a halt. Efforts to re-brand itself as a destination for scientific research, which does not suffer under as much travel restrictions, have been slow, but with the increase of Imperial interest in the planet, they are hoping that their fortunes will be back on the rise soon.
Where Okoro Station is wealthy, Howl's End is a dive. A small fishing and hunting village, named for the sound the wind makes coming off the nearby mountain valleys, it recently grew in notarioty when expiditions southwest to the Govan Wastes or southeast across the Sea of Antaris to the Lumos Lake region begun to be staged out of the town. It may have brought an influx of credits to the place, but it has brought a much seedier element as well.
The town is divided in two, with the smaller section behind a wood and stone barrier. This section houses the original residents, mostly surviving on fishing and hunting as before. They trade these resources to traders from Okoro Station, and recently to the new neighbors on the other side of the wall.
These new residents are a much rowdier bunch, with a less responsible mindset. The barrier dividing the two sections is not just to keep the old residents safe from them new, but also the new section has burned down three times in the last 12 years. Numerous other issues have further prooved that the barrier was a good idea. This section is where all the expiditions to the Govan Wastes or Lumos Lake region are launched from, at least from the northern provinces. Flop houses, rickity cantinas, and places of questionable morality fill the winding streets, with a few imposing structures where the major Guide Houses reside. These Guide Houses are the rulers of most of Howl's End, as they control the majority of the routes expiditions use, and are not above the use of violence to keep their monopoly, with at least one of the fires in recent times being strongly linked to one of the Guide Houses.